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Vajpayee, Advani arriving in Mumbai: Sushma hopes for miracle

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Mumbai, May 3 (UNI) Even as former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former BJP president L K Advani are expected to reach anytime at the Hinduja hospital here where grievously wounded BJP leader Pramod Mahajan is gasping for life on day 12 of the murderous assault on him, party senior leader Sushma Swaraj said she is hoping for '' a miracle to happen as doctors are trying their best.'' '' I have full faith and doctors are trying their best and ( I ) hope some miracle will happen,'' she told the waiting media at the hospital while giving her assessment on the condition of Mr Mahajan, who was allegedly shot point-blank by his younger brother Pravin on April 22.

''I came from Chennai this morning and I am with the family of Mr Mahajan since ,'' she said.

Police have taken over the hospital security ahead of expected arrival of Mr Vajpayee and Mr Advani.

Earlier, Mrs Sushma Swaraj and S S Ahulwalia, who rushed here today, remained in conclave inside the hospital with party national spokesman Prakash Javadekar and State BJP president Nitin Gadkari.

Mr Gadkari, before joining the meeting, had told UNI that Mr Mahajan ''is very serious.'' Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, accompanied by his son and Party Executive President Uddhav Thackeray, his estranged nephew and president of newly-floated Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Raj Thackery and his wife met the anguished family of the BJP leader.

Mr Bal Thackeray's daughter-in-law Smita Thackeray also visited Mr Mahajan's family.

Meanwhile, BJP workers and party sympathisers have started converging at the hospital amid speculations on the condition of Mr Mahajan.

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